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My gran was sending me money but I'm under the age of 18

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Dominic678
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My gran was sending me money but I'm under the age of 18

so I am under the age of 18 and I didn't know you had to be 18 for PayPal and it was my birthday so my gran was gonna give me 50 dollars for my birthday but we live 15 hours away from each other so I said that ill try PayPal so I can get the money but when she sent the money I cant spend it or send it to some one else because I had to verify but I cant do that cause I'm 12 years old so could you please help me get the money out or be able to spend it pls

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kernowlass
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Re: My gran was sending me money but I'm under the age of 18

@Dominic678 

 

Paypal does not allow account holders under the age of 18.


PayPal asks for a birth date when you register so whilst you can make a PayPal account with false information the account will need to be verified to accept funds into your balance or lift any limits.

As you would be unable to verify your account it would be permanently locked for further use.
Minors can’t enter legal contracts so you may not have any recourse to get your money back until you were 18, unless customer services allow you to transfer the funds to a parents account, not guaranteed however.

You would never be able to use that illegally opened underage account again but once 18 Paypal may allow you to do a withdrawal of funds from that account.

OR they may allow you to open a new account and transfer the funds across for you. The latter option is not guaranteed as you have already broken their rules once but you should get one of those options.



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kernowlass
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Re: My gran was sending me money but I'm under the age of 18

@Dominic678 

 

Paypal does not allow account holders under the age of 18.


PayPal asks for a birth date when you register so whilst you can make a PayPal account with false information the account will need to be verified to accept funds into your balance or lift any limits.

As you would be unable to verify your account it would be permanently locked for further use.
Minors can’t enter legal contracts so you may not have any recourse to get your money back until you were 18, unless customer services allow you to transfer the funds to a parents account, not guaranteed however.

You would never be able to use that illegally opened underage account again but once 18 Paypal may allow you to do a withdrawal of funds from that account.

OR they may allow you to open a new account and transfer the funds across for you. The latter option is not guaranteed as you have already broken their rules once but you should get one of those options.



Advice is voluntary.
Kudos / Solution appreciated.

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